Mel Taylor & the Sunchasers (Duo)
Hailing from the hills of country Victoria, singer-songwriter Mel Taylor explores the bounds of contemporary folk. Having launched her debut EP ‘TIME’ last year, Mel was recently a finalist in the 2017 Folk Alliance Youth Awards held at the National Folk Festival in Canberra. From quirky to heartbreaking, her evocative lyricism and rich vocals combine with the talents of double bassist Isaac Gunnoo to create music that is both vibrant and contemplative.
The Grand Baxter story is so far short, having formed from various touring bands in late 2016 as a means of getting over an ex. Their songs are somber and true, watermarked with a musicality and intent driven by their individual jazz and folk influence. Influenced by artists such as James Taylor and John Mayer, Grand Baxter are best described as 'a bold hamper of charisma, musicality and country folk charm.'